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James R. Beyer

Accenture LLP
Director- Employment Law
Chicago, IL, USA


James R. Beyer (Jim) is Director of Employment Law at Accenture, where he has led the group since 1998.  Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, currently with approximately 180,000 people serving clients in over 120 countries.

Prior to joining Accenture, Jim was a Senior Employment Law Attorney with International Business Machines Corporation from 1994-1998. He was also previously Counsel to Gardner, Carton & Douglas in Chicago, Illinois from 1992-1994 and an associate with the Chicago office of Seyfarth, Shaw from 1988-1992. He was a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois from 1985-1987.

Jim has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law since 2003, where he teaches Privacy in Employment Law and International Employment Law. Jim was elected as a Fellow to The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2006.

Jim is also active in many pro bono activities. He created and has chaired the Accenture Legal group's pro bono and corporate citizenship program since 2004. Jim is a frequent speaker and writer in the employment law area both in the US and internationally.

Jim has a B.A. from DePauw University in Political Science and received his J.D. with highest honors from the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review.

James R. Beyer is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Accenture’s Legal Corporate Citizenship Program - Pro Bono Service by In-House Counsel: Strategies and Perspectives, Thursday, October 07, 2010
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